I am a Bay Area native, and I have lived in San Francisco since 2002. I have been described as being very kind, caring, understanding, witty, intelligent, complex, a food and coffee snob, a crazy movie buff, a trivia sponge, a human notepad, and an overall kick in the pants to be around. I am full of great or very bad on-the-spot puns. So consider yourself forewarned.
If you are into the Myers-Briggs personality types, I am an ENFJ. Prior to going blind, I was an INFP, interestingly enough. I may be right on the cusp of being an ENTJ as I tend to do more thinking when confronted with a problem.
I have an eidetic and photographic memory, and can remember so many contextual details about any given moment it's almost scary. These aspects of myself have become invaluable after losing my vision suddenly a few years ago. Transitioning into the blind lifestyle hasn't been easy, especially having to start off life with a clean slate, but I'm marching through it as strongly as I can. Feel free to ask questions about it, I don't mind talking about it and am an open book.
Prior to all of this, I was a senior animator and VFX artist, both in a freelance capacity and full-time at a motion graphics house here in San Francisco. I absolutely loved every aspect of this work and miss it dearly, but am doing my best to move on.
Apart from that, I am working out, finding new places to eat, listening to lots of movies and audiobooks. Having problems with dictation. Going to the Symphony. Playing the piano, kicking ass at brainstormer pub trivia with my league trivia team on Tuesday nights, going to concerts, events, and Sharks games with my primary partner, and actively looking for play partners.
Talking your ear off about movies and videogames that I used to enjoy visually. Using my heightened senses to eavesdrop in loud restaurants.
Growing a lifestyle beard and hoping to meet Joe Thornton and get his compliments on it. Totally rocking a spicy salad!
Soon you will probably notice me wandering around the city wearing an AIRA Device.
Middlesex, The Martian, Opening Up, More Than Two, Bossypants, Sherlock Holmes and James Bond collections, Talented Mr. Ripley, Bourne trilogy, the last few Tom Clancy novels before his death
The God Delusion, God is not Great, Dark Tower series, Lord of the Rings, Good Omens, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Ender's Game, It, 1984, Oil!, The Jungle, Hitchhiker's Guide, and so many more
Watchmen, Lost Girls, V for Vendetta, League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, The Black Dossier, Fables, Transmetropolitan, Hellboy, World War Hulk
Classical, jazz, classic rock, EDM, experimental electronic and breakcore, trance, movie scores and soundtracks, alternative, Rachel Lark
2001: A Space Odyssey, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Interstellar, No Country for Old Men, and Inception are my top favorites. Anything Pixar, Coen Bros., Tarantino, Scorcese, Jeunet, Gondry, Kubrick, Hitchcock, Miike, PT Anderson and Wes Anderson, Fincher, Nolan, Marvel MCU, anything appropriately audio-described, and on and on... I have a massive and eclectic movie collection.
Daredevil/Jessica Jones/Luke Cage, 13 Reasons Why, Wet Hot American Summer, The OA, Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul, Bill Maher, Firefly, Chopped, Jeopardy, House of Cards, Mozart in the Jungle, Arrested Development, Flying Circus, Cosmos, Game of Thrones, Silicon Valley, Fresh Off the Boat, Kimmy Schmidt, Star Trek: TNG, DS9, Voyager, You Me & Her, American Gods, Catfish, Black Mirror, Top Gear UK, 90s Nickelodeon shows and toons, Sharks games
Italian, sushi, Thai, Vietnamese, shabu shabu and hot pot, burritos, a fantastic burger or Reuben, and a healthy explorative foodie appetite.
How to resist the waddling orange outhouse in the White House.
I'm on FL, and am beginning to enjoy writing about my experiences with dating, sex, and blindness.
You are also non-monogamous or polyamorous, and understand that I am primary to iTryThis. I'm mainly interested in finding like-minded people for casual play partners for either solo play or group play with my primary, and also potential short-term dating as either solo or a couple. Do you find meeting/dating a blind person an interesting challenge?